Wednesday, July 20, 2005

James "Scotty" Doohan Passes (1920-2005)

Just learned of the passing of one of my favorite childhood figures. In addition to his "Star Trek" role as the famed Captain Montgomery Scott, engineer extraordinaire, he was a bonafide war hero, serving as a member of the Royal Canadian Artillery when he participated in the D-Day Invasion (losing his middle finger on his right hand in the process). He had been in exceptionally poor health in recent years and succumbed to pneumonia at the age of 85. Let us raise a toast to this distinguished gentleman, and may he boldly go into the great beyond...


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